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Otago Medical School staff profiles

Amanda Jones

PositionResearch Fellow
DepartmentDepartment of Public Health (UOW)
QualificationsPhD, MSc
Research summaryPublic health

Research

Amanda is a public health researcher in population approaches to chronic disease prevention. In her role with the Burden of Disease Epidemiology, Equity and Cost-Effectiveness Programme (BODE3), she conducts primary research and literature reviews to generate simulation model inputs and to inform the selection of model parameters for BODE3’s cost-effectiveness modelling. Prior to joining the University of Otago, Amanda conducted her PhD dissertation work at the University of Waterloo on simulating the health gains and cost savings of a tax on sugary drinks in Canada. She also worked as a researcher at the International Development Research Centre (IDRC), a Canadian research-funding body.

Amanda’s research experience extends to a wide range of health domains, including nutrition, tobacco, physical activity, alcohol, and infectious disease prevention.

Publications

Teng, A. M., Jones, A. C., Mizdrak, A., Signal, L., Genç, M., & Wilson, N. (2019). Impact of sugar-sweetened beverage taxes on purchases and dietary intake: Systematic review and meta-analysis. Obesity Reviews. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1111/obr.12868

Kirkpatrick, S. I., Raffoul, A., Lee, K. M., & Jones, A. C. (2019). Top dietary sources of energy, sodium, sugars, and saturated fats among Canadians: Insights from the 2015 Canadian Community Health Survey. Applied Physiology, Nutrition, & Metabolism. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1139/apnm-2018-0532

Acton, R. B., Jones, A. C., Kirkpatrick, S. I., Roberto, C. A., & Hammond, D. (2019). Taxes and front-of-package labels improve the healthiness of beverage and snack purchases: A randomized experimental marketplace. International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition & Physical Activity, 16(1), 46. doi: 10.1186/s12966-019-0799-0

Czoli, C. D., Jones, A. C., & Hammond, D. (2019). Trends in sugary drinks in Canada, 2004 to 2015: A comparison of market sales and dietary intake datA. Public Health Nutrition. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1017/s1368980019001654

Vanderlee, L., Reid, J. L., White, C., Hobin, E. P., Acton, R. B., Jones, A. C., … Hammond, D. (2018). Evaluation of the online Beverage Frequency Questionnaire (BFQ). Nutrition Journal, 17, 73. doi: 10.1186/s12937-018-0380-8

Journal - Research Article

Teng, A. M., Jones, A. C., Mizdrak, A., Signal, L., Genç, M., & Wilson, N. (2019). Impact of sugar-sweetened beverage taxes on purchases and dietary intake: Systematic review and meta-analysis. Obesity Reviews. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1111/obr.12868

Czoli, C. D., Jones, A. C., & Hammond, D. (2019). Trends in sugary drinks in Canada, 2004 to 2015: A comparison of market sales and dietary intake datA. Public Health Nutrition. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1017/s1368980019001654

Acton, R. B., Jones, A. C., Kirkpatrick, S. I., Roberto, C. A., & Hammond, D. (2019). Taxes and front-of-package labels improve the healthiness of beverage and snack purchases: A randomized experimental marketplace. International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition & Physical Activity, 16(1), 46. doi: 10.1186/s12966-019-0799-0

Kirkpatrick, S. I., Raffoul, A., Lee, K. M., & Jones, A. C. (2019). Top dietary sources of energy, sodium, sugars, and saturated fats among Canadians: Insights from the 2015 Canadian Community Health Survey. Applied Physiology, Nutrition, & Metabolism. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1139/apnm-2018-0532

Vanderlee, L., Reid, J. L., White, C., Hobin, E. P., Acton, R. B., Jones, A. C., … Hammond, D. (2018). Evaluation of the online Beverage Frequency Questionnaire (BFQ). Nutrition Journal, 17, 73. doi: 10.1186/s12937-018-0380-8

Jones, A. C., Hammond, D., Reid, J. L., & Leatherdale, S. T. (2015). Where should we eat? Lunch source and dietary measures among youth during the school week. Canadian Journal of Dietetic Practice & Research, 76(4), 157-165. doi: 10.3148/cjdpr-2015-019

Jones, A. C., & Geneau, R. (2012). Assessing research activity on priority interventions for non-communicable disease prevention in low-and middle-income countries: A bibliometric analysis. Global Health Action, 5(1), 18847. doi: 10.3402/gha.v5i0.18847

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Journal - Research Other

Wilson, N., Jones, A. C., Nghiem, N., & Blakely, T. (2018). Preventing cardiovascular disease in New Zealand: Making better use of statins but also tobacco control, changing the food supply and other strategies. New Zealand Medical Journal, 131(1484), 61-67. Retrieved from https://www.nzma.org.nz/journal

Jones, A. C., Vanderlee, L., White, C. M., Hobin, E. P., Bordes, I., & Hammond, D. (2016). 'How many calories did I just eat?' An experimental study examining the effect of changes to serving size information on nutrition labels [Short communication]. Public Health Nutrition, 19(16), 2959-2964. doi: 10.1017/S1368980016000665

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